Golf in Schools instructor, Nicholas Trice, recently visited the far east, making a stop at the Royal Nepal Golf Club in Kathmandu, Nepal. In between his travels to the Himalayan region, Coach Nicholas took the time to conduct junior golf clinics at the Royal Nepal Golf Club. Over 20 students participated in the three-day clinic. Nicholas also worked with the Nepal national golf team, as they prepare for a regional amateur tournament in Bangladesh.
Golf in Schools has enjoyed a long partnership with the Nepal Golf Association. In 2005, GIS Co-founder, Aaron Bergman traveled to the country to help institute junior golf programs. He was the first PGA professional to conduct learning programs in the country. Today, over 500 students participate in a golf learning program, as interest in the game of golf continues to grow.
The Golf School/Golf in Schools lost one of its great inspirations this past month, as PGA Hall of Fame instructor Manuel de la Torre passed away at the age of 94. Manuel was the first ever recipient of the PGA's National Teacher of the Year award, and also held the distinction as one of only a handful of people in both the PGA Hall of Fame and the World Golf Teachers Hall of Fame. Manuel wrote the best selling golf book, Understanding the Golf Swing.
Co-founder Aaron Bergman befriended Manuel in 2007 and spent numerous hours training under him. Aaron recalls, "Meeting Manuel instantly changed my life. I had never heard someone speak so intelligently about the golf swing or how to effectively communicate it to golfers. Manuel was an incredible communicator and also a world-class human being. Helping others was his life's work."
If you are interested in learning more about Manue's lifel, you can visit his Wikipedia page HERE